The newly formed Army Futures Command (AFC) will be headquartered in Austin, Texas, the service announced July 13.
The command will serve as clearinghouse for the service’s “future operational environment, emerging threats, and new technologies,” the service said in a press release, “in order to develop and deliver concepts, requirements, future force designs, and modern materiel solutions to meet our soldiers’ wartime needs.”
By next summer, when the command reaches full operational capacity, it should consist of some 500 personnel. Some soldiers now attached to TRADOC (Army Training and Doctrine Command) and AMC (Army Materiel Command) could expect to be transferred to AFC to fill those billets. But to date, the Army has announced no formal plans for shifting troops.